Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association Text: László György Sáros Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to choose Károly Kós’s name naturally taking on his heritage and spirituality. The founding masters, Miklós Kampis, […]

FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has evolved into a brandmark of Gesamtkunswerk commitment, and a genuine and authentic venue of the cultural […]

Imposing Panorama

EXPO Museum, Shanghai Text and photos: Pál Lővei In Shanghai in 2002 – with the ambition to support the project scheme for the 2010 world exhibition – an exhibition titled „Everything starts with the Expo” was organised to survey the history of the exhibitions. In 2007 a touring exhibition was launched to promote the already […]

Houseing Estates in Towns in Hungary

Baja-Újváros Text: Bálint Somogyi Baja is one of those Hungarian towns that have a history defined by the rivers and waters as well as their continuous changes throughout its existence. This natural factor did not only influence the geographical, economic aspects and structural features of the town’s fabric so far, but is also reflected in […]

For a Rough and Essential Architecture

Notes for a contemporary architectural ethics Text: Antonello Stella “Taking care” – this is, I think, the most cogent incipit in contemporaneity and posed by this call. We architects cannot avoid to take care of the world in which we live, we must know how to interpret it by returning an architecture that corresponds to […]

Meaningful Architectural Ornamentation

On the Synagogue by Lipót Baumhorn in Szeged Footnotes of a doctoral thesis Text and photos: Ágnes Ivett Oszkó Lipót Baumhorn was one of the most fertile architects of synagogues not only in historic Hungary but also in Europe in the „belle époque”. However, he was also active for more than a decade even after […]